National Portrait Gallery


National Portrait Gallery: the national portrait art gallery of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The National Portrait Gallery's website states that the Gallery was created to increase the understanding of the Australian people - there identity, history, creativity and culture - through portraiture. The Gallery's new building, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, has a gross floor area of approximately 14,000 square metres, providing a permanent display of 500 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape the nation.

Location: King Edward Tce., Parkes, ACT. How to get there: by car, proceed from Canberra City Centre north along Commonwealth Ave., left into King Edward Tce.

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